For homeowners already underwater it just seems wrong to put more money into a “money pit”. Josh Garskof in Money Magazine serves up soe great ideas to make your home “feel bigger” and get the most out of limited space. Additions can be expensive and maybe even unnecessary.
Idea #1… Live bigger without actually making the space bigger. If you have an eat-in kitchen, what are you doing with your dining room? Try multi-tasking it. Don’t just it 3 times a year. If you do, it becomes very expensive square footage. “Use it every day as an office or homework room without giving up dinner-party capabilities. Install doors ($300 to $500 each, with labor); add shelves or a cabinet for supplies; and invest in fitted pads to protect the tabletop.”
Changing furniture might be easier. Expandable tables or changing from an oval to a rectangular table might make for more usable space. Cabinets or bookshelves may create a more spacious look. Use of window frames with mirror glass gives the appearance of more room in a small room. But be cautious, too many mirrors can be overwhelming.